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Spiggy Topes – Aberdeen band

            Spiggy Topes arranged and performed several cover tunes in performances besides original compositions     Graham Walker, and Johnny Gray of Spiggy Topes got into the music scene performing with John Sutherland [JOHN GEORGE 

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beat scene scotland

Kinks documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FhaF0I3gv0 Most town folk in the north of Scotland tend to be unimpressed with celebrity status though appreciate music and entertainment. Even today, artist and entertainers who live in rural parts of the country, enjoy privacy as they

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Alan & Hebbie

The Mountain Dew: Rocky Mountain Belle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvhexpOWPq4 The Mountain Dew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-cWHeAA3bs https://soundcloud.com/search?q=norco%20records 50 Years ago in Aberdeen, Scotland, Allan McKenzie and Hebbie Gray began recording for Grampian Television: Clipping of Hebbie Gray with former singing partner, Allan McKenzie [The People’s Journal October 1965]  

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Eulogy for Gordon Hardie

Gordon Hardie loved jazz and one he brought to the Beach Ballroom was Tubby Hayes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXTWRivFU3w James Taylor [Nairn, Scotland] began promoting with Gordon Hardie [Aberdeen, Scotland] in 1975. Gordon was best man at James’s wedding and the two were close

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John MacDonald [Musician] – Bonici Profile

“I always love reading about Albert Bonici.” [John MacDonald] ‘ I worked for him way back in 1963. He decided to venture away from pop groups for a while and put together a variety show called  “Three’s Company”.  It starred Anita Harris ,

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The Beatles first visit to Scotland

George Harrison: “Scotland had been our first glimpse of show business, a faint hope.” John Lennon: pinned “In My Life” in Scotland: https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/john-lennon-returns-to-scotland-1969/ The Beatles were meant to start a five day tour in Keith where they had played as

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